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FLI Audio FA10-F1

10" Single 4-Ohm Acid Series Subwoofer

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FLI's Acid Series

FLI Audio brings you its new line of Acid Series subwoofers. The new FLI Audio FA10-F1 10" Single 4-Ohm subwoofer can handle some serious power at 800 watts MAX and 265 Watts RMS. To keep all that power under control FLI employed an Electroplated IMPP(Injection molded polypropylene) cone with a foam surround and single Nomex spider. These help reduce cone distortion even at the subs maximum excursion limits. FLI also includes a copper and black colored trim ring to give your system that finishing touch.

General Features:

  • 10" Single 4-Ohm Acid Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 800 watts
    • RMS: 265 watts
  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • Electroplated IMPP cone
  • Foam surround
  • Single Nomex Spider
  • 2" Voice coil
  • Plastic copper and black colored trim ring
  • Nickel-plated terminals
  • Single magnet motor structure
  • Frequency response: 30-1,700 Hz
  • Resonance Frequency (Fs): 43.18Hz
  • Top-mount depth: 4-1/4"
  • Sensitivity: 86.7dB
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Acid (FLI Audio)
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
10"
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
800 watts
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
265 watts
Voice Coil(s)
Dual voice coil subs have more wiring flexibility than single voice coils subs; however, single voice coil subwoofers provide easier hookup options for wiring multiple subwoofers in parallel or series. You may also run a dual voice coil (DVC) sub in parallel, series, or combination. A quad voice coil has four voice coils and is equal to two dual voice coil subwoofers as far as wiring goes.
Single
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
4 ohms
Voice Coil Diameter
Diameter of voice coil, usually measured in inches.
2"
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
30 - 1700 Hz
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
86.7 dB
Subwoofer Design
This is the design of the subwoofer or the opening of the subwoofer enclosure. Each design has it's own benefits, whether it is a square, circle, or oval.

Round/Circle: This is the typical and common subwoofer design. They have a round cone and are a circle in design.

Square: These woofers are able to achieve a greater cone area in a smaller space. Because of the greater surface area, some square subwoofers will be louder than a round subwoofer of the same size.

Round / Circle
Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
Black
Dark Gray
Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
Injection Molded Polypropylene (IMPP)
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Foam
Subwoofer Grille
Most subwoofers are able to accommodate a universal grille; however, some subs include a grille and others have a specific, optional grille available for purchase separately. If "yes", then the subwoofer includes a grille. If "optional (sold separately)" the matching grille will need to be purchased in addition to the sub.
No
Re-Cone Kit Available
Some higher end subwoofers have replaceable cone assemblies. In case of a blown woofer, a recone kit allows for a simple replacement, as opposed to purchasing an entire new subwoofer.
No

Recommended Enclosure Specifications

Recommended Enclosure Type
This is the recommended type of enclosure that the subwoofer should be installed into. Some subwoofers are specially designed for particular enclosures.

Sealed: These enclosures completely enclose the air inside the box. These boxes produce a tight bass.

Ported/Vented: These enclosures have a slot of air to escape from the box. The result is a sound that has more "boom".

Bandpass: These are a combination of both sealed and ported enclosures. They can be very efficient, but require tuning for the best response.

Ported / Vented
Sealed
Minimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.0 cubic feet
Maximum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.5 cubic feet
Minimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.0 cubic feet
Maximum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.8 cubic feet
Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
4-1/4"
Cutout Diameter
The actual diameter of the hole you will need to cut out if you are creating a new mounting location for this speaker, or if you are mounting a subwoofer in a box.
9-3/8"
Shallow Mount Installation
This means that the subwoofer/speaker is designed to be installed in areas that do not have a lot of space. Shallow mount subwoofers are typically found under a seat or behind the seat in some trucks.

Shallow mount speakers will typically have a mounting depth of 2" or less, while shallow mount subwoofers will typically have a mounting depth of 3" or less.

No

Electromechanical Parameters

Free-Air Resonance (Fs)
The free-air resonance frequency of the subwoofer, measured in Hz. At this frequency the weight of the moving parts is perfectly balanced with the subwoofers suspension system.
43.18 Hz
Equivalent Compliance (Vas)
This is the amount of air that has the same stiffness as the subwoofers suspension. The greater the rating, the lower the stiffness and larger recommended enclosure. It is measured in Liters.
28.901 liters
Total Speaker Q Value (Qts)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including all dimensionless losses. Essentially, a high Qts value (closer to 1.0) means the subwoofer is great for sealed enclosures and a low Qts value (closer to 0) means the woofer is great in vented enclosures. A Qts of around 0.45 means the woofer will work decently in either enclosure type.
0.680
Electrical Q Value (Qes)
The subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including electrical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. The unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 10.
0.774
Electrical Resistance of Voice Coil (Re)
Amount of DC resistance of the subwoofer when measured with an ohm meter. Typically, this will read less than the impedance rating of the subwoofer.
4 ohms
Mechanical Q Value (Qms)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including mechanical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. This unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 10.
5.614

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
80%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
10%
1 Star
10%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.2
Value
4.3
Features
3.8
Design
4.6
Usability
4.3
Ryan

Santa Clarita, CA

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Be careful

January 19, 2014

Not sure what my brother did exactly. Probably used the gain knob as if it were a volume knob, anyway. The sub blew within a month and melted the connections.

Not the best build quality as this is the only sub I've ever seen blown so far.

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Alex

New York New York

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Terrible

November 29, 2013

This sub is bad and you should feel bad

I bought two 12 inch subs in replacement for these 10 to hold more RMS

Just slightly over power - both speakers had blown causing smoke to come out of my car - will never buy these again

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Ezwider

plover Wisconsin

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fli fa10

November 28, 2013

I bought this as a birthday present for my father hes is 48, he runs RMS to it and he and I agree its a sub for sq would not recommend for SPL

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HeLa

Mission Hills, KS

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Great sub

November 10, 2013

I almost didn't buy the sub because of the price and brand, but after reading the good reviews I ended up getting one. Not only are they beautiful looking, but they sound great. I play a lot of rap music and they are loud and still sound perfect. The first two people I showed the subs said "those look/sound expensive" and they do.

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Yodaforce

Rutherfordton NC

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Great sub!

September 17, 2013

I ordered this sub to replace my tired and scarred old JL sub for my custom enclosure in my Tacoma ext cab (custom built small enclosure that allowed the continual use of my rear jump seats). It sounded much better than the JL and everyone says how nice it looks. Very strong with a 600 watt amp tuned in correctly.

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Jay

Indianapolis, IN

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good sub for great price

July 31, 2013

i have 4 of these in 2 matching pre-fab boxes running off of a BAMF 2200/2 amp in a gen 1 S10 blazer. the setup works and sounds great. in the past i have normally stuck with 12's or 15's but i really like the sound these are delivering. for the price you cannot beat it. one thing that i did not like was during unboxing all 4 subs had the little pack of moisture remover glued to the underside of the basket. this is a very minor issue and does not take away from their performance

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chuckster

west desmoines iowa

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great value

July 19, 2013

got the 4 ohm version of this to replace blown home sub. great economical replacement with higher power handling and better sound!

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greyhnd

HUntingburg, IN

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Has been a good performer

May 24, 2013

Purchased this sub a few months. Was a bit hesitant because of the low price and not familiar with the manufacturer. After using this item on a daily basis with music ranging from blues to progressive rock, it has performed without a problem.

it won't give you window rattling lows, but it does fill in the bass and has suited my needs. If I push it with high volume levels it will have some distortion, but the music genres I listen to don't really need playing full blast. The sound has improved as it's become more broke in.

I have this mounted in a sealed "sonotube" type enclosure measuring 1.2 cu. ft.. Plenty of sound deadening and powering it with a bridged MB Quart Discus amp. It works for me and should be okay for someone on a budget that doesn't intend to wake up the neighbors.

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dpd

west desmoines ia

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great budget sub

February 6, 2013

i bought this to replace a blown home sub. the single 4 ohm was perfect for this. it sounds and hits pretty good. love it!!

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greyhnd

Huntingburg, IN

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A budget sub without the budget performance

November 30, 2012

Purchased this sub on a whim. Very little info available online other than FLi is a owned by Vibe Audio in the UK and they have a good reputation.

I mounted this in a .88 cu ft "sonotube" enclosure, which is slightly smaller than recommended. I'm also trying to follow the manufacturers instructions for break in. Haven't had it cranked up yet, but at moderate volume it produces clean tight bass. Not sure how it will hold up, but for less than $30 it has surprisingly nice performance.

Is solidly built, but has foam surround instead of rubber. That is my only concern at the moment. Otherwise it looks like the company takes some pride in their product.

My listening is mostly blues, rock and progressive rock with a bit of celtic for good measure. So far so good. I'm expecting this sub to improve as it gets broke in.

If you need a budget sub, this might fit your needs as long as you don't expect more than what it can deliver.

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1 FLI Audio FA10-F1 Subwoofer

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3 FLI Audio FA10-F1 Subwoofers

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

FA10-F1

UPC

086429258185

Weight

7.12lbs

Internal SKU

fa10f1

Internal Product ID

61434

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: FLI Audio FA10-F1